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The United States Navy Memorial

Navy Memorial Honoring the Men & Women of the Sea Services



Ship Designation: 
Date Lost: 
Thursday, March 9, 1944
Torpedo Attack off Iceland
Leopold departed New York March 1, as convoy screening ship bound for Great Britain. Leopold gained sonar contact March 9, on possible submarine contact. ... While investigating she was struck by an acoustic torpedo launched from German U-255. ... Suffering major damage from the torpedo attack, Leopold was abandoned with the loss of 171 crew members. ... 28 survivors were rescued by her sister ship USS Joyce (DE 317). Leopold remained afloat several hours after being abandoned but later sank

Lost At Sea Log

Number of sailors in this log: 167

Namesort descending Service Branch
CRM Menceslaus Juszkiewicz USCG
GM 3c John Kaczynski USCG
CPhM Augustus Kerr USCG
CRM Benjamin Kinnard USCG
Sea 2c Bob Klein USCG
F 1c William Knox USCG
Sea 1c Robert Kratochvil USCG
Sea 1c Frank Kurpiel USCG
CBM Kingsley Lareau USCG
QM 1c Gayhart Laroche USCG
EM 1c Theodore Larson USCG
Y 1c William Lichvarcik USCG
RDM 3c Irving Lieser USCG
Ens Samuel Logue USCG
RM 2c James Lowrie USCG
BM 1c Edwin Lozon USCG
Sea 2c William Maclennan USCG
GM 2c Howard Marcoullier USCG
Sea 1c Albert Mascetti USCG
EM 3c Eugene Mathews USCG


Prepared by CAPT R. O. Strange USN (Ret.)